POWERING THE POTENTIAL OF COMMERCIAL-SCALE FLOATING WIND
We’re already the world-leading developer of deep-water fixed offshore wind. With over 18 years’ experience of developing, building and operating offshore wind farms, we’re already the UK and Ireland’s clean energy champion.
Now we’re using our unrivalled experience and know-how to power the next generation of commercial-scale floating wind technology.
Our pioneering people aim to put floating offshore wind at the forefront of global efforts to fight climate change. In doing so, our promise is to deliver a fair and just transition to net zero.
The Future is Floating
Actions, not ambitions, are what we need now. That’s why we’re already developing one of the world’s largest floating offshore wind farms.
SSE Renewables along with our project partners Marubeni Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) are already working to deliver Ossian, an up to 2.6GW floating offshore wind farm off the east coast of Scotland.
The 858 sq. km. of seabed in the E1 Zone in the Firth of Forth was one of the largest lease areas to be offered by Crown Estate Scotland to any bidder during the ScotWind process.
Ossian will be capable of powering up to 4.3 million Scottish homes while offsetting around 5 million tonnes of CO2 emissions annually. For more, click here.
Opportunities in UK & Ireland
In our home market of the UK and Ireland, we are exploring early pre-commercial scale opportunities to prove technology, commercial strategies and execution methods. Concurrently, we are investigating emerging market opportunities in industrial scale opportunities in both the UK and Irish waters.
Accelerating growth globally
We’re working with our supply chain network and local partners across international markets to develop the next generation of floating wind prospects in abundant deep-water sites.
In Japan we’ve established SSE Pacifico, a joint ownership company with Pacifico Energy, where we are combining our world-class expertise in delivering offshore wind farm projects with extensive local development experience to pursue a large portfolio of offshore wind including floating wind development projects in multiple locations. Click here for more on SSE Pacifico.
In North America we’re assessing floating wind opportunities in live and upcoming US Federal auction processes. We have established an office in Boston to support this and are hiring a team locally.
Technology and Commercialisation Strategy
We’re already the world-leading developer of deep-water fixed offshore wind. Now we’re using our unrivalled experience and know-how to power the next generation of commercial-scale floating wind technology.
To achieve our ambitions, we are proactively collaborating with wider industry, supply chain, academia and research organisations to identify and address key technological and commercialisation challenges in floating offshore wind.
We are active participants in several industry initiatives that aim to tackle the challenge of commercialising floating offshore wind, including:
SSE Renewables recognises the need for continued technical and commercial innovation to deliver reliable and cost effective floating wind solutions. If you have a solution or innovation that you would like to speak to us about, please get in touch.
Get in touch!
If you have any questions on our floating offshore wind projects or you have a product or innovation that would help advance floating offshore wind please contact us at: FloatingWind@sse.com